Mar 15 2019 This Week in Cardiology Mar 15 2019 This Week in Cardiology
Obesity paradox studies and collider bias, the ISCHEMIA trial baseline findings, expanded indications for the MIitraClip, and an ACC preview are covered in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

AHA News: Overweight Kids at Higher Risk for Blood Clots as Adults
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Overweight children may be more likely than normal-weight children to develop life-threatening blood clots as adults, a new Danish study suggests. The good news is, getting to a healthy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mediterranean built environment and precipitation as modulator factors on physical activity in obese mid-age and old-age adults with metabolic syndrome: cross-sectional study - Colom A, Ruiz M, W ärnberg J, Compa M, Muncunill J, Barón-López FJ, Benavente-Marín JC, Cabeza E, Morey M, Fitó M, Salas-Salvadó J, Romaguera D.
When promoting physical activity (PA) participation, it is important to consider the plausible environmental determinants that may affect this practice. The impact of objectively-measured public open spaces (POS) and walk-friendly routes on objectively-mea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Green tea could reduce obesity risk
A study, published in theJournal of Nutritional Biochemistry, suggests that green tea can promote healthy gut bacteria, reduce inflammation and lower obesity risk in mice.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Strength training may reduce the risk of diabetes in obesity
(Society for Endocrinology) Strength training over a short time period can reduce fat stores in the liver and improve blood glucose control in obese mice, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. The study reports that strength training over a short time-period, less than would be enough to change body fat composition in humans, was sufficient to reduce the accumulation of liver fat and improve regulation of blood glucose in obese mice, even without overall loss of body weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Big Tobacco Hooked Children on Sugary Drinks
Researchers combing through archives discovered that cigarette makers had applied their marketing wizardry to sweetened beverages and turned generations of children into loyal customers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Obesity Beverages Philip Morris Companies Inc Reynolds, R J, Tobacco Co Children and Childhood Advertising and Marketing BMJ (Journal) Laura A. Schmidt your-feed-science Source Type: news

Study Shows Green Tea May Help Battle Obesity
BOSTON (CBS) – Green tea has been touted for its potential health benefits, and now a new study from Ohio State University finds that green tea may help fight obesity. Researchers found that mice fed a diet of 2 percent green tea extract gained about 20 percent less weight and had lower insulin resistance and less inflammation than mice fed the same diet without green tea. They also found the mice on the green tea had healthier gut bacteria, which may be responsible for the lower risk of obesity. Now, before you run out and brew a cup of green tea, the mice were fed the equivalent of 10 cups of green tea a day. And r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Green Tea Obesity Source Type: news

FAST-MAG: Higher BMI Linked to Better Post-Stroke Survival FAST-MAG: Higher BMI Linked to Better Post-Stroke Survival
Although obesity is a risk factor for stroke, paradoxically, higher body mass index may be associated with better survival rates after stroke, a large study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could green tea help fight obesity?
A new study finds more evidence of the health benefits of consuming green tea. The authors conclude that it might reduce the risk of obesity. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

AAOS: Underweight Status Increases Shoulder Arthroplasty Complications
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- Underweight patients have a high number of adverse events and postoperative infections after total shoulder arthroplasty, even compared with super morbidly obese patients, according to a study presented at the annual... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Green tea cuts obesity, health risks in mice
Green tea cut obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a new study. Mice fed a diet of 2 percent green tea extract fared far better than those that ate a diet without it, a finding that has prompted an upcoming study of green tea's potential benefits in people at high risk of diabetes and heart disease. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Junk food companies target children by using a loophole in advertising regulations, experts warn 
Food companies are fuelling the obesity crisis by using increasingly sophisticated methods to influence youngsters on the internet, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More vitamin D may improve memory but too much may slow reaction time
(Rutgers University) How much vitamin D can boost memory, learning and decision-making in older adults, and how much is too much? A unique Rutgers-led study found that overweight and obese older women who took more than three times the recommended daily dose of vitamin D showed improvements in memory and learning -- but also had slower reaction times. The researchers hypothesize that slower reaction times may increase the risk of falling among older people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Green tea cuts obesity, health risks in mice
(Ohio State University) Green tea cut obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kidney disease hits 850 million people
Diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure contributing to growing world burden Related items fromOnMedica Higher cancer risk from chronic diseases High-dose folic acid doesn ’t prevent pre-eclampsia Doubt over health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners Millions miss out on vital diabetes health checks Hospital transport service fails kidney patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New Weight-Loss Target for Total Knee Arthroplasty New Weight-Loss Target for Total Knee Arthroplasty
Morbidly obese patients who lose at least 20 pounds before total knee arthroplasty have significantly better outcomes, new research shows, even if they still meet the criteria for morbid obesity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Statins Up Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Overweight at Greatest Risk Statins Up Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Overweight at Greatest Risk
Risk was greater among people who were overweight, obese or who had prediabetes, prompting calls for lifestyle intervention when starting patients on statins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Do Gummy Vitamins Work? Here ’s What Experts Say
Gummy vitamins are increasingly popular—and not just for kids. By some estimates, adults now comprise up to 80% of the gummy vitamin market. “Pill fatigue” is one factor driving grownups toward gummies. If you have to take multiple supplements every day—and especially if you have problems swallowing capsules or tablets—gummies can make that chore easier (and tastier), finds a 2017 report from the AARP. But do gummy vitamins work the same as ordinary supplements? “It’s a lot harder to make a good gummy than it is to make a tablet or capsule,” says Dr. Tod Cooperman, president ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Excess body fat improves stroke survival rates
Findings, presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting, suggest that being overweight or obese may improve survival chances after a stroke, an obesity paradox.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 13, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Exercise vs. Drugs to Treat High Blood Pressure and Reduce Fat
Exercise can lower blood pressure and reduce visceral body fat at least as effectively as many common prescription drugs, two new reviews report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Obesity Weight Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Blood Pressure Sports Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Free fatty acids appear to rewire cells to promote obesity-related breast cancer
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Free fatty acids in the blood are linked with higher rates of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer in obese postmenopausal women, according to a new study led by food science and human nutrition professor Zeynep Madak-Erdogan at the University of Illinois. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mobilizing the lymphatic system may help combat obesity-induced metabolic syndrome
(Elsevier) Recently, investigators have been exploring whether they can engage the lymphatic system to help regulate obesity-induced inflammation of fat (adipose) tissue and restore systemic metabolic fitness. In a study appearing in The American Journal of Pathology researchers report that augmenting lymphatic vessel formation in obese adipose tissue via vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-D) signaling reduced obesity-associated immune accumulation and improved metabolic responsiveness, suggesting a new approach to ameliorating some obesity-associated metabolic abnormalities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infertility is linked to small increased risk of cancer
The absolute of cancer remained very low at just 2%, and breast cancer was the most common type Related items fromOnMedica Only a third of women with regular bloating would see their GP Also in the press Fertility treatment does not appear to raise serious cancer risk Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age Reclassifying cancers 'will improve treatment' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Predicted life expectancy falls by around six months in a year
Pension industries ’ briefing paper describes fall as a 'trend rather than a blip' Related items fromOnMedica Worsening death rates ‘must be investigated’ Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Seaside towns top heroin deaths league table for England and Wales Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure Experts warn of growing nutrition and hunger problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Today's Easily Calmed Infant; Tomorrow's Obese 4-Year-Old?
(MedPage Today) -- Association may be tied to earlier introduction of sugary beverages (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - March 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Diet Alone Not Enough to Prevent Depression in Obese Patients Diet Alone Not Enough to Prevent Depression in Obese Patients
Dietary and nutritional interventions alone are unlikely to prevent or treat depression in overweight individuals but may be a helpful when used with other approaches, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Easily Calmed Infants at Risk for Obesity at Age 4?
(MedPage Today) -- Association may be tied to earlier introduction of sugary beverages (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - March 12, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

For Larger Customers, Eating Out Is Still a Daunting Experience
Restaurants have been slow to recognize, much less meet, the needs of plus-size Americans. But there are signs of a new activism and awareness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KIM SEVERSON Tags: Restaurants Obesity Americans With Disabilities Act United States Alexander, Rebecca Source Type: news

The world's adolescents -- large unmet needs and growing inequalities
(University of Melbourne) The first detailed global study of adolescent health reveals: growing inequality with a large disease burden in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, obesity rates have doubled, with countries in the Pacific region having among the highest prevalence, anemia remains unchecked, India bearing heavy burden, investments in health, education, legal systems have not kept pace with needs, and gender inequity is a powerful driver of poor adolescent health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stroke survivors face high risk of visual problems
Up to six in 10 stroke survivors experience new visual problems prompted by their stroke Related items fromOnMedica Loneliness itself appears not to raise risk of heart attack/stroke NICE wants GPs to prevent 8,000 strokes a year Regular GP pulse checks of elderly patients could prevent strokes, study finds Experts warn of heart risks for people with diabetes Wait and hip measurement better indicator of heart attack risk than obesity (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Babies who calm down easily are more likely to be obese children
A new Buffalo-State University of New York study found that babies who can be easily calmed down are more likely to become obese later - and it may be linked to giving them sugary juices. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Psoriatic arthritis and weight gain: What to know
People who are overweight are more likely to get psoriatic arthritis, and this condition can make it difficult for people to exercise. In this article, we look at the link between psoriatic arthritis and weight gain, including safe ways to lose weight with this condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news

23andMe Has a New Type 2 Diabetes Risk Report. Here ’s What to Know
Consumer genetics company 23andMe is broadening its health portfolio with a new report on consumers’ genetic risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. More than 30 million Americans have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes, according to the most recent federal data. The vast majority of these people — up to 95% — have Type 2 diabetes, meaning their bodies do not use insulin properly. Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are related to family history and genetics, but Type 2 is also strongly associated with obesity, as well as lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise. The new 23andMe report estimates a customer&rsq...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

The impact of school bullying on physical activity in overweight youth: exploring race and ethnic differences - Pulido R, Banks C, Ragan K, Pang D, Blake JJ, McKyer EL.
BACKGROUND: About one third of youth in the United States are overweight or obese and African American youth are at an increased risk for pediatric overweight and obesity as well as their complications. Physical activity has been identified as one determin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

High blood pressure, diabetes and obesity each linked to unhealthy brains
Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels, such as smoking, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes are linked to less healthy brains, according to new research part-funded by the MRC. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - March 11, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Nutritional Supplements Don't Ward Off Depression: Study
MONDAY, March 11, 2019 -- Taking vitamin pills and other supplements won't prevent depression, but promoting better eating habits might help, new research suggests. The study included more than 1,000 overweight or obese people in the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vascular risk factors tied to brain health
New research finds that risk factors affecting the health of our blood vessels — such as smoking, obesity, or diabetes — may also impair brain health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Smoking During Pregnancy Doubles Risk Of Sudden Death For Baby, Study Says
(CNN) — Smoking even one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the chance of sudden unexpected death for your baby, according to a new study analyzing over 20 million births, including over 19,000 unexpected infant deaths. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed data on smoking during pregnancy from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s birth/infant death data set between 2007 and 2011 and found that the risk of death rises by .07 for each additional cigarette smoked, up to 20 a day, a typical pack of cigarettes. By the time you smoke a pack a day, the study found, yo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cigarettes Pregnancy Smoking Source Type: news

Vitamin D may help alleviate asthmatic symptoms in children
Research, published inThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, suggests that vitamin D may alleviate asthmatic symptoms in obese children living in air polluted areas.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Integral Molecular's MAbs against CB1 to treat NASH enter new development phase following $1.4 million award
(Integral Molecular) Integral Molecular, the industry leader in antibody discovery against multipass membrane proteins, was awarded $1.4 million by the NIH to develop its lead antibodies against cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) for treating the liver disease nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and metabolic disorders, including obesity and metabolic syndrome. With this Phase 2 SBIR grant, Integral Molecular builds on its successful Phase 1 SBIR program isolating antibodies with high specificity and high affinity for CB1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study explores various natural thermogenics and identifies the ones that best aid in weight loss
(Natural News) Thermogenic agents are edible substances that turn nutrient calories into heat energy that the body uses to regulate its internal temperature. Researchers suggest that taking these agents as supplements can help reduce weight and keep it to a healthy level, thereby lowering the risk of obesity. Obesity is often traced to problems in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity each linked to unhealthy brains
(European Society of Cardiology) Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels, such as smoking, high blood and pulse pressures, obesity and diabetes, are linked to less healthy brains, according to research published in the European Heart Journal. The strongest links are with areas of the brain known to be responsible for our more complex thinking skills, and which deteriorate during the development of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Four Weight Loss Surgery Facts You Should Know
Treatment TermsWeight loss surgery Overview There are many misconceptions about obesity, diet, and weight loss surgery. Some people perceive surgery to be “cheating” or an “easy way out.” Others believe they feel like failures because they were unable to lose weight on their own. We want to help you understand what's really going on with your body. Content Blocks CTA ButtonCalculate Your BMI CTA Header Are You a Candidate? Hero Imageweightlosssurgery_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Featured Doctors and Providers A. Daniel Guerron, MD Dana D. Portenier, MD Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD Jin S....
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Weight Loss Surgery: Just the Facts
Treatment TermsWeight loss surgery Overview There are many misconceptions about obesity, diet, and weight loss surgery a lot. Some people perceive surgery to be “cheating” or an “easy way out.” Others believe they feel like failures because they were unable to lose weight on their own. We want to help you understand what's really going on with your body. Content Blocks CTA ButtonCalculate Your BMI CTA Header Are You a Candidate? Hero Imageweightlosssurgery_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Featured Doctors and Providers A. Daniel Guerron, MD Dana D. Portenier, MD Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Better Late Than Never: Exercising Helps You Live Longer No Matter When You Start, Study Says
By now, it’s undeniable: regular exercise comes with a range of health benefits for people who stick with it over time. But is it ever too late to start? Most research hasn’t been designed to answer this question, since exercise studies typically record people’s physical activity levels at one point in time: in youth, middle-age or beyond. But Pedro Saint-Maurice, a postdoctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and his colleagues wanted to find out whether exercise’s benefits changed if people remained active for most of their lives, or if, like mos...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness Longevity Source Type: news

Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children
Over 6 million American children have the lung condition. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 8, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Insulin-Treated Diabetes Tied to LGA and Preterm Birth Insulin-Treated Diabetes Tied to LGA and Preterm Birth
Newborns of women with insulin-treated diabetes have the highest risk for being large for gestational age and prematurity; maternal type 2 diabetes increases these risks, and maternal obesity adds to it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

AHA News: Belly Fat Ups Older Women's Heart Risks, Even Without Obesity
Title: AHA News: Belly Fat Ups Older Women's Heart Risks, Even Without ObesityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Could Olive Oil Help Keep Stroke at Bay for Obese Americans?
Title: Could Olive Oil Help Keep Stroke at Bay for Obese Americans?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution. The study out of John Hopkins University School of Medicine, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, was published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news